According to a legend, if three strangers gather before an idol of Kwan Yin (the Chinese goddess of fortune and destiny) on the night of the Chinese New Year and make a common wish, Kwan Yin will open her eyes and her heart and grant the wish. In London 1938 on the Chinese New Year, Crystal Shackleford has such an idol and decides to put the legend to the test. She picks two random strangers off the street, and puts the proposition to them. They decide that an ideal wish would be for a sweepstakes ticket they buy equal shares in to be a winner. After all, everyone needs money and a pot is very easy to divide equally, right? Written by
Ken Yousten <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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was inspired to write the story after he bought an odd statue in London. See more
Don't ever get mixed up with a Chinese goddess. That's the worst thing that can happen, the very worst.
Waltz in A Flat Major, Op. 39
Music by Johannes Brahms
Played on the piano by Johnny See more